Waimarie II

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WAIMARIE II

Waimarie II was built by Oliver & Gilpin. The photo above was taken in 1984 & comes from Dean Wright’s recently digitized collection.

Dean commented that she was bought by Gerard Fitzgerald in 1986 and run as a charter boat in the Bay of Islands for two years, then someone bought her changed her name to Kiwi Cruiser and ran her for many years. Sadly Waimarie II hit Tapeka Point (B.O.I.) one night and was a total loss.

Do we know any more about her?

 

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  1. I can recall that my father Jim Simmons purchased Waimarie II from Tauranga (year unknown) and took it back to Tutukaka where he was living. It did not have the outriggers on it and he along with Ted Gilpin who was living in Tutukaka at the time built and fitted them. Between the 2 of them they operated the vessel out of Tutukaka until my father sold it (again year unknown).

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